My ongoing mission as an instructional designer is to create learning experiences that are engaging, meaningful, and advances the expertise of the learner.
My career and experience includes developing training and online learning content for both the healthcare and tech sectors.
I have had the privilege of working for Fortune 100 organizations and also startup companies with less than 100 employees and comfortable in any size working environment.
My expertise is creating product-driven learning so users can quickly and easily master how to use the software tool to improve their working environment.
Annette excels at one of the hardest jobs in any organization, persuading a multitude of individuals to help with things for which they are not responsible. The result was a world class training program, Liquibase University. This built-from-scratch program literally helped increase Liquibase’s engagement with its community by two orders of magnitude. In a period of roughly 18 months Liquibase went from talking to a few dozen customers, to 3000+ students, which in turn helped drive a six-fold increase in customer count. Most importantly, Annette did this autonomously, with limited guidance other than building a compelling and engaging set up courses. She quickly learned the fundamentals of Liquibase’s complex technology, built a framework, and then solicited input and reviews from multiple functions to develop, test and maintain the widely-praised program. She is a pleasure to have as a colleague and simply one of the best in her field! – Dion Cornett, former CEO of Liquibase Inc.
Outside of my work life, I feel it is important to give back to the community. Since 2012, I have been volunteering at Operation Kindness, an animal rescue organization located in North Texas.
From creating online training, assisting the medical staff, to providing orientation to new volunteers, it is a significant part of my life.
Other charities I support: MD Anderson Cancer Center, MD Anderson Children’s Art Project, and Best Friends Animal Society.